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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 200C: Children

Guide to finding library resources

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This is a page of example searches. Use the strategies demonstrated by the librarian to find an available copy of the resource described.

1. Known-Item Searches

  1. Find an available copy of the book American Babies: Their Life and Times in the 20th Century by Elizabeth A. Reedy.
  2. Find an available copy of Remembering Childhood in the Middle East.
  3. Find an available copy of a book of essays entitled Children in Colonial America, published in 2007.
  4. Find a book entitled Imagined Childhoods.  Find a book entitled Remembered Childhoods.  Based on the online catalog record, what do you expect to find in these two books?   
  5. Find an article by James Hampshire on sex education in English schools in the 20th century.

2. Subject Searches

  1. Find two books that discuss the socialization of children.  What subjects headings are used?
  2. Find an article on the lives of immigrant children in the U.S. before 1950.
  3. Find one autobiographical narrative of childhood.